Virtual Worlds and Lucid Dreams


Or is it… “Virtual Dreams and Lucid Worlds” ?

Do you find that being in a Open Sim world like Reaction Grid, or Second Life, to be like a waking dream?

Have you ever dreamed about your avatar?  Have you ever had a lucid dream? Or has a virtual world at least influenced your dream? Some peeps report having dreams of flying more often after being in SL, for example.

Can virtual worlds — or maybe even violent video games — help one cope with nightmares, or even with real life?

Lucid Dreaming
Check out this article from GameSpy:

or see the original MSNBC source:

On the flip side:  Building & scripting in virtual worlds is a way to shape an idea or vision into reality. If you’ve limited yourself to shopping, clubbing, and socializing, you are missing out on the fun of creation… and it might also spill over into your dreams (for better or worse!)

Now, if you find yourself dreaming that you are a blue-haired “furry”  of the alternate sex… I’ll leave that to you to analyze. ;p

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written by DreamWalker

May 27th, 2010 at 1:23 am

6 comments to 'Virtual Worlds and Lucid Dreams'

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  1. a blue balled furry? i don’t understand *feints that my frenchie brain is clueless* =D


    27 May 10 at 6:38 am

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  3. I agree, building in virtual worlds can help you shape your dreams. I think social actiities can be creative to an extent. But they do rely on others and can have an impact on you.

    I think that is what affected Botgirl and the death of the digital persona – a dependence on others for your creative outlet.

    Ener is happy to build alone and has always been able to be self-entertained.

    David Miller

    29 May 10 at 2:05 pm

  4. well, second life and now reaction grid for sure factor into my rl dreams

    but a really neat thing is that i can focus on a project i would like to do in-world while i fall to sleep and that is a big help, plus someone in a virtual world told me to hang up my troubles at night and that has helped me dream nicely too

    you could say they may even walk in my dreams from time to time =)


    31 May 10 at 12:42 am

  5. Awwww! And someone with a pink parasol has given me better dreams… and showed me (thank goodness) long ago that there is more to virtual worlds than shopping and clubbing. Where would I be without her?

    sleep deeply and well,
    virtual denizens…

    dream a dream
    of immortality
    or flight
    between distant
    or, if thou darest,
    of perfect love.

    be bold and worry not,
    for the pixels
    of the soul
    are beautiful
    perfect light

    ♥ DW

  6. Nice article and I felt it it to be a step up from many of the other entries on the site.


    13 Nov 10 at 1:49 pm

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